This past Sunday I preached on being thankful. This attitude should flow through us as believers not just one day a year or even one day a week, but every day. Inspired by my sermon, I decided to list a few things I am thankful for today.
1.Technology. While many bad things come from technology, there is also an untold number of good things. You are reading this blog because of technology. I have unlimited access to blogs, podcasts, sermons, books and videos that can help me in my Christian walk. It is a great time to be alive.
2. My Wife. One of my professors told me that I married far above myself and he was right. She works hard for our family. She is beautiful, strong, and honest while being tender-hearted. She is a blessing to my life and to everyone who knows her. I truly am blessed.
3. My Church Family. I am blessed to have people who love and support me. I look forward to every single Sunday. I know each week I will have people who speak kindly, who encourage me and who challenge me in a good way. If I ever had a struggle, I know there are people who I could call. I am blessed to be surrounded by so many great people of faith.
4. Our Church Leadership. This past Sunday our Church had a leadership meeting composed of all the staff, elders and deacons. I know of Church leaders that dread these meetings, but ours is usually fun. I smile, laugh and encouraged at almost every meeting. There are no hard feelings between any of us. We all have our flaws, but we are serving side by side in the name of Jesus.
5. Jesus My Savior. Today, like all other days, I will do something contrary to the will of God. I strive to live without sin, but it comes back again and again. For every failure Jesus forgives. My life is in continual need of the grace that is given in the name of Jesus. My past is clean, and my future is secure.
This is not a complete list of all the things of which I am thankful. I could probably fill a large number of pages with the blessings I have received in my life. But instead of spending the next few minutes reading about my life why don’t you set down and write your own list. Make time today to be thankful.